From the Maitland Mercury report:
Hundreds were missing, feared dead, while countless more were stranded on rooftops and up trees above the murky brown floodwaters that had wreaked havoc on the city.
Fifty-eight years on from the most infamous natural disaster in Maitland’s history the memories live on and will be recounted at a special event commemorating the 1955 flood.
Talks, photos and video footage will bring the horror and devastation of the flood alive at Maitland Town Hall on February 26.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 15, 2013.